Yes, that’s right. As if October, Maelstrom will close in Epcot’s World Showcase to make way for a new attraction based on the mega hit Frozen.

Strangely it seems that the announcement has taken many fans by surprise as the rumors of this change has been floating around for some time. There was even reports that the Norwegian tourist board has expressed their unhappiness at the idea. It was nice of them to care but as they refused to fund the original pavilion they didn’t really have any say.

So, what is the time scale? The new attraction will open at some point in 2016. When exactly is not sure but the time scale does suggest they are ripping out Maelstrom and building Frozen rather than making it fit the current attraction. At present there is no artwork, concept or detail but here’s hoping they have one stellar of an idea when it’s done.